The Arches presents as part of Glasgay! 2011:
Fri 11 Nov 2011 | 7pm | £12.50 + bf
Counted as one of the most powerful and unique voices in modern American songwriting, Eitzel’s haunting and evocative vocals and his original compositions have earned him widespread critical recognition, combining
the energy of punk, the pastoral beauty of folk and the melodrama of lounge music to build one of the most impressive and darkly poetic bodies of work in contemporary music.
First coming to prominence as lead singer/songwriter of San Francisco rock act American Music Club, the group released seven albums across 12 tumultuous years between 1982 and 1994 – most famously, United Kingdom, Everclear and Mercury. Brutally emotional and often bleak, the tracks wrestled with love, loss and melancholy as well as frequently slipping into Eitzel’s own struggles with alcohol addiction.
His solo career has seen him release 12 eclectic albums, from the neo-jazz of 60 Watt Silver Lining in 1996 to the warm pop of West, with Uncut claiming his most recent album Klamath to be his best yet.
Presented as part of the Glasgay! 2011 festival, this gig will be one of Mark’s first UK shows in over two years, and a genuinely rare opportunity to experience one of the most evocative voices in contemporary rock. For the full Glasgay! 2011 programme go to glasgay.co.uk
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Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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